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Background imageHard Collection: Battle of Sobraon 1846

Battle of Sobraon 1846
BATTLE OF SOBRAON Sir Hugh Gough defeats a much larger army of Sikhs by skilful strategy and hard fighting - the last battle of the first Sikh war

Background imageHard Collection: Home of a Spitalfields weaver

Home of a Spitalfields weaver
Interior of a Huguenot silk weavers home in Spitalfields, London, showing the weaver hard at work at his loom, while other members of the family work on frames and spools

Background imageHard Collection: Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field

Man with mechanical digger in a muddy field
A man working next to a mechanical Hy-Mac digger in a muddy field. Perhaps the digger has got stuck in the mud, and he is trying to dig it out

Background imageHard Collection: Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Peeling Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
A young girl peeling a large tub Potatoes in the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageHard Collection: Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire

Washing Potatoes - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire
The proprietor/owner washes Potatoes in a rotary hand-cranked washer prior to peeling at the rear yard of a Fish & Chip Shop at Morecambe, Lancashire. Date: circa 1901

Background imageHard Collection: Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe

Dipping plaice in batter - Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe
The owner/proprietor dipping plaice (or another type of flat fish) into a ceramic pot of batter in a Fish & Chip Shop, Morecambe, Lancashire, before placing into the hot fat fryer behind

Background imageHard Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imageHard Collection: Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank

Shetland Islands - Cutting a peat bank
A Crofter cutting a peat bank on The Shetland Islands, Scotland. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHard Collection: Bone-Shaker Bike C1830

Bone-Shaker Bike C1830
It has pedals, but no chain, and no pneumatic tyres - hard work to propel, and hard on the seat... Date: circa 1830

Background imageHard Collection: South Coast of England - The Hard, Portsmouth

South Coast of England - The Hard, Portsmouth
Victorian Glass Lantern slide from a series on the South Coast of England - The Hard, Portsmouth. Part of box 218 Boswell Collection; listed, Boswell Collection Date: circa 1890s

Background imageHard Collection: Geochelone radiata, radiated tortoise

Geochelone radiata, radiated tortoise
Lithograph by Edward Lear of drawing by James de Carle Sowerby. Plate from Tortoises, Terrapins and Turtles, drawn from life (1872), introduction by Dr. John Edward Gray

Background imageHard Collection: Cut diamond and crystals

Cut diamond and crystals
A cut diamond surrounded by rough crystals. Diamond is comprised of compacted carbon and is the hardest natural substance known on Earth

Background imageHard Collection: The Hard and Entrance to the Dockyard - Portsea

The Hard and Entrance to the Dockyard - Portsea Island, Hampshire Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHard Collection: Henry Heaths hard felts

Henry Heaths hard felts
A selection of hard felt hats made by Henry Heath of Oxford Street, London

Background imageHard Collection: Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl wields a mop, while a little boy kneels down and scrubs the floor

Background imageHard Collection: Fishermen on the River Volga at Samara

Fishermen on the River Volga at Samara
Fishermen relaxing after a hard days work on the River Volga at Samara, Russia

Background imageHard Collection: Hard Boss Scolds Clerk

Hard Boss Scolds Clerk
I have no more time ro spare, said Mr Goldie. " You came late to begin with." ; a hard boss scolds his elderly employee, who has filled the bin with paper

Background imageHard Collection: Advert / John Bull 1906

Advert / John Bull 1906
Advertisement for John Bull magazine, edited by Horatio Bottomley: a hard hitter but never below the belt! Date: 1906

Background imageHard Collection: Harvest workers near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Harvest workers near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Harvest workers gathering and threshing near St Davids, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageHard Collection: Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall

Apprentice splitting slate, Delabole Quarry, Cornwall
An apprentice splitting a slate at the Delabole Quarry in North Cornwall. Slate has been mined in the area since the middle ages

Background imageHard Collection: Conscientious Objectors, World War I

Conscientious Objectors, World War I
Conscientious Objectors doing hard labour, breaking rocks in prison during World War I

Background imageHard Collection: French Artillery - 13

French Artillery - 13
A gunner of the horse artillery of the French Garde Royale turns his ecouvillon in the muzzle of his Gribeauval cannon, ramming home the charge as hard as he can

Background imageHard Collection: Kentish Cider Drinkers

Kentish Cider Drinkers
After a hard morning ploughing, two Kentish farm workers take a well earned break and pour themselves a mug of cider from a pottery flask

Background imageHard Collection: Hard Times / Harthouse

Hard Times / Harthouse
Mr Harthouse dines at the Bounderbys

Background imageHard Collection: Gossip about Fairies 24

Gossip about Fairies 24
Fairies live on good terms with animals and birds - here, fairies are combing goats beards, something which goats themselves find it hard to do, having no hands (or combs)

Background imageHard Collection: BERMUDA - Somers wreck

BERMUDA - Somers wreck
Sir George Somers discovers the Bermudas the hard way, by being wrecked there, whereupon he takes possession of them on behalf of Britain, inspiring Shakespeares The Tempest

Background imageHard Collection: Comic postcard, Plump woman and thin man in a rowing boat Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Plump woman and thin man in a rowing boat Date: 20th century

Background imageHard Collection: Westland Whirlwind Series 1 G-ANFH and Bell 47B-3 G-AKFN

Westland Whirlwind Series 1 G-ANFH and Bell 47B-3 G-AKFN
Westland Whirlwind Series 1 G-ANFH (msn WA15) at Gatwick. Built 1953 and delivered from Yeovil to Gatwick on 2 November 1954 for British European Airways

Background imageHard Collection: Barefoot boy with mattock, Sierra Leone

Barefoot boy with mattock, Sierra Leone
A barefoot West African farm boy pauses from working on a smallholding outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. He wears a crucifix on his forehead and carries a heavy digging mattock Date: circa 1982

Background imageHard Collection: The Hard, Portsmouth

The Hard, Portsmouth

Background imageHard Collection: The Hard, Portsmouth, Victorian period

The Hard, Portsmouth, Victorian period

Background imageHard Collection: RMS Olympic, hard bound ledger, Cash Book

RMS Olympic, hard bound ledger, Cash Book
R.M.S. OLYMPIC: One of the most important lots from Olympic that Henry Aldridge and Son have offered for auction in 25 years

Background imageHard Collection: WW2, Hard Work

WW2, Hard Work
An illustration which shows a little boy helping out with the war effort, by working in the garden at home, unfortunately, a large rock has crashed on his foot! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHard Collection: Hold hard, you have forgot the Lady, Cumnock-Dumfries Coach

Hold hard, you have forgot the Lady, Cumnock-Dumfries Coach
Hold hard, you have forgot the Lady, Cumnock to Dumfries Coach, by C B Newhouse Date: 1845

Background imageHard Collection: Les Travailleurs De l'Enlaidissement

Les Travailleurs De l'Enlaidissement
An illustration of a tightly packed group of debating members of the Municipal Council, accompanied with a descriptive caption as follows

Background imageHard Collection: Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Sedentary Lifestyle not happy

Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - Sedentary Lifestyle not happy
Vietnamese Patriotic Poster - A Sedentary Lifestyle is not happy! Date: circa mid-1970s

Background imageHard Collection: Workhorses Under The Sun

Workhorses Under The Sun
A painting of a hard working farmer trailing his pair of work horses, which are ploughing the fields in very hot, bright weather. Date: circa 1915

Background imageHard Collection: Ocean Liners - Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania

Ocean Liners - Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania
Hard bound reference books relating to ocean liners Mauretania, Lusitania and Aquitania, by Mark Warren. Date: 20th century

Background imageHard Collection: Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - folder cover, Captain's Copy

Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - folder cover, Captain's Copy
Cunard Line, RMS Caronia - hard bound folder of the officers instruction book labelled Caronia with label inscribed Cunard Captain's Copy'. 13 x 10.5 inches. Date: 20th century

Background imageHard Collection: RMS Queen Mary 2 Cunard cruise liner

RMS Queen Mary 2 Cunard cruise liner
RMS Queen Mary 2 cruise liner - items including hard hat dated 16-03-03, hardback book Queen Mary 2 by John Maxtone-Graham, Souvenir Envelope and Stamps Ocean Liners, Guest Information Booklet

Background imageHard Collection: RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger

RMS Titanic - letter, Mabel Francatelli, passenger
RMS Titanic - First Class passenger Mabel Francatelli. A fascinating letter from Mattison, Davey & Rader of New York to Miss Francatelli dated 17 April 1956

Background imageHard Collection: Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to British fighters

Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to British fighters
Heroic midshipman carrying ammunition to hard-pressed British fighters Date: 1916

Background imageHard Collection: Stetson Hats Advertisement

Stetson Hats Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Stetson Hats, images show the like of which worn by two gentleman. THE well-dressed man always has at least two hats, one of them a hard felt

Background imageHard Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Sweepers resting

Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Sweepers resting after a hard day's work. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHard Collection: Bennane Head, Ballantrae Bay, Scotland

Bennane Head, Ballantrae Bay, Scotland
Bennane Head - a tapering piece of land formed of hard rock projecting into the Firth of Clyde, Scotland, at the northern end of Ballantrae Bay, southwest of Girvan. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHard Collection: Industry Industrial Power Station 1960 1960s

Industry Industrial Power Station 1960 1960s
industry, industrial, power, station, 1960, 1960s, 60s, sixties, crane, cranes, building, construction, electricity, hunterston, ayrshire, scotland, scottish, first, reactor, magnox, man, men, work

Background imageHard Collection: Cecil Aldin's all-children's pony show, Dunster Castle

Cecil Aldin's all-children's pony show, Dunster Castle
An all-children's pony show organised by Cecil Aldin at Dunster Castle, Dunster, Somerset. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageHard Collection: Cecil Aldin riding in his last point-to-point

Cecil Aldin riding in his last point-to-point
Cecil Aldin (1870-1935), British artist and illustrator, seen here (left) with others on horseback, riding in his last point-to-point. Date: circa 1920s



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